April 18, 2014

New York Auto Show
The New York International Auto Show opens today in the Big Apple, so before the doors opened to the public, Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio shared his picks for what cars you’ll be calling your own soon!
subaru.com, hynudaiusa.com, toyota.com

Latest Fashions from boohoo.com
Online fashion retailer boohoo.com offers thousands of styles for both men and women. They provide style inspiration, giving you the latest looks, keeping you one step ahead of the crowd. This season with flirty florals to high-shine metallics, boohoo.com has something for everyone, any shape or size!
Enter here for a chance to win $200 to spend at boohoo.com!

Beauty & Style Musts
SHAPE Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Bahar Takhtehchcian gave us the scoop on the hottest beauty and style musts to keep you looking cool while the weather heats up.

Smithfield Ham
Easter is a time full of get-togethers with family and friends, and what Easter spread is complete without a ham? If you’re looking for something to make that’s delicious, but also simple to prepare and Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham is the perfect option. It’s a convenient and affordable way to not only feed and impress guests. Find recipes and ham preparation tips for Easter and year round at Smithfield.com and Facebook.com/CookingWithSmithfield.

Cash for your Devices
According to research from Bamboo Mobile, there will be roughly 396 million inactive mobile devices in the U.S. by the end of 2014 and of those, only about 80 million will be recycled. This Earth Day do something with the mobile phones, tablets and MP3 players that are cluttering up your drawers and cabinets – take them to ecoATM, the first automated e-waste recycling kiosk that pays cash for the responsible recycling of unwanted devices.

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April 17, 2014

America’s Best Value Inn
Stay at America’s and Canada’s Best Value Inns and save money so you can spend time doing the things you love! With over a thousand hotels, you’ll enjoy free internet and continental breakfast at most locations. Plus, get instant rewards with the value club! Visit americasbestvalueinn.com for the best value on the road!

Pet Care Tips
No bones about it, pets are an extension of the family! Need to know the basics you should provide your pet? Wondering how to keep them healthy and happy? Ali McLennan shared the “purr-fect” tips and tools to help give your four-legged friend the best they deserve! milkbone.com, meowmix.com, kibblesnbits.com

Latest Fashions from boohoo.com
Online fashion retailer boohoo.com offers thousands of styles for both men and women. They provide style inspiration, giving you the latest looks, keeping you one step ahead of the crowd. This season with flirty florals to high-shine metallics, boohoo.com has something for everyone, any shape or size!
Enter here for a chance to win $200 to spend at boohoo.com!

Healthy Easter Recipes
Easter is just around the corner and with plenty of beautiful weather and holiday events to celebrate this Spring our Diet Diva, Tara Gidus, stopped in to share some healthy recipes that the whole family will love!
getbacktothetable.com, cranberryinstitute.org

April is Financial Literacy Month and MasterCard is providing a refresher on some basic tips to help us all be savvier consumers. To learn about the 5 don’ts and do’s about how cardholders can protect their personal information along with many more tips follow MasterCard @AskMasterCard.

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April 16, 2014

Shatner’s World
TV Legend William Shatner’s new one-man show “Shatner’s World” is coming to venues across the nation, and we got a chance to catch up with the man himself for all the details!

Creative Living
Landscape Expert Joe Washington showed us some innovative ways to use new natural methods to improve your homes, pools & gardens.

Latest Fashions from boohoo.com
Online fashion retailer boohoo.com offers thousands of styles for both men and women. They provide style inspiration, giving you the latest looks, keeping you one step ahead of the crowd. This season with flirty florals to high-shine metallics, boohoo.com has something for everyone, any shape or size! 
Enter here for a chance to win $200 to spend at boohoo.com!

Saffron Road
Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas can be purchased at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, and many Natural Foods Stores in addition to online at Amazon.com. If you’d like to learn more about Saffron Road, their Crunchy Chickpeas or more importantly, learn where to purchase them nearest you, visit saffronroadfood.com.

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April 15, 2014

Eco Living for Earth Day
Earth Day is almost here, so how are you celebrating? Lifestyle Expert Adam Matos shared his earth-friendly picks.
riceselect.com,patronspirits.com,vitacoco.comorganicsrx.comcolorsonparade.com, benjaminmoore.com

You Be the influence
We got a look at The American Sexual Health Association’s new campaign called “You Be the Influence” that seeks to educate young women to take safe sex into their own hands.

Best Gifts for the Easter Basket
Looking to throw the perfect Easter get together for friends and family? Want to find the best gifts for the kids’ basket? Lifestyle Expert Justine Santaniello shared her easy tips to help you have an egg-cellent Easter get-together!

Helping Women During Menopause
Every year millions of women enter menopause, which usually starts in the late 40s to early 50s and can cause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and weight gain. Fitness Expert Deb Horn gave us the scoop on a new program that can help women during menopause.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 440 locations in 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR delivers national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. For more information visit carstar.com.

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April 14, 2014

Avoid An Electrical Fire
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, home electrical fires account for more than 50,000 fires each year and $1.3 billion in property damage. These quick starting, fast moving fires are also blamed for nearly 500 deaths and more than 1,400 injuries each year. We got some tips on keeping your homes and families safe.

All Aboard The High Roller
A new attraction is open in Las Vegas: The High Roller– the world’s tallest observation wheel, and we got a sneek peek at what it’s like to ride!

Easter & Passover Treats
As Easter approaches, many may be thinking about what gifts to stuff those baskets with, so we got some great ideas from Lifestyle Expert Adam Matos!
skylanders.com, disneystore.com

Healthy Living Tips
We got some great healthy living tips from Olympic Gold Medal Winning Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi!

Back by popular demand, the well-known Barbados Island Inclusive continues to entice travelers heading to the island this 2014 for an incredible line-up of star-studded events and lively festivals with amazing savings. Go to VisitBarbados.org/IslandInclusive for a list of preferred partners, participating attractions and restaurants along with more information on upcoming island festivals and events.

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April 11, 2014

Odor-Free Home
Cats bring wonderful benefits into our lives, but unpleasant litter box odor isn’t one of them. Now Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Cat Litter offers cat owners a seven-day odor-free home – guaranteed. Its breakthrough technology forms a tight seal around odor and destroys it with powerful odor eliminators and Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. For more information, visit ClumpandSeal.com.

Best Seal of Approval
Beautypedia.com is giving “Best of the Best” seal of approval to the top beauty products this spring, and we got the inside scoop!

National Car Care Month
This month is National Car Care Month! It is the perfect time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. Chances are if you own a car, it needs some work. The Car Coach, Lauren Fix shared some essential tips for car owners! Receive a FREE car care guide from the Car Care Council – “Be Car Care Aware” and learn more about your vehicle.

Spring Entertaining
These suggestions will have you covered for all of your upcoming Spring Entertaining/Easter gathering needs! CB Old Country Store™ Spiral Sliced Hams are the perfect centerpiece for the upcoming holidays or your Easter meals. Dairy Queen’s popular Confetti Cake Blizzard Treat, and all Blizzard Treats, are now available in a Waffle Cone. This year, Fresh Express launched a 30-day salad swap to encourage people to swap out their favorite higher calorie foods, with salads that have the same flavor profile – such as creamy pasta, but in a lower calorie salad!

Topps Baseball Cards
With Baseball Season under way, kids everywhere are excited about this season’s baseball cards and this season, ripping open that pack of 2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 cards can bring a very valuable surprise.
topps.com/powerplayers, instagram.com/toppssports, twitter.com/toppscards, facebook.com/topps

Talking About The Hiltons
The Hilton family name has become defined by its modern day celebrity ambassadors — namely, Paris. But the true family story is much more than that, and we got an inside peek with the author of THE HILTONS: The True Story of an American Dynasty.

Let’s Get Physical
If you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle, we have just the items! Lifestyle Expert Adam Matos shared the details on how you can get physical!
rippedplanet.com, hydriveenergy.com, ownzones.com

Retirement Planning
April 15th is tax day, but did you know it’s also the deadline to contribute to an IRA? IRA is short for “Individual Retirement Account,” a popular way to save for retirement and save on taxes. For more on IRAs AND tax tips beyond them, visit fidelity.com/viewpoints.

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April 10, 2014

Beauty Innovations:
REDBOOK’s Morgan Thompson showed us the best beauty innovations on the market. Things you didn’t realize you needed until you tried them!

Best Anti-Agers:
Allure, The Beauty Expert is releasing their highly-anticipated anti-aging issue unveiling the best of the best anti-agers, and we got all the details!

Key Life Tips from Arianna Huffington:
Most people define success through money and power, but are those two things enough? Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder explores the concept of living for more than just money and power.. For Arianna, this concept became clear as in 2007, she found herself with a broken cheekbone and a gash over her eye, all from a fall caused from exhaustion and lack of sleep.. Enter to win her book now here!

Save with Valpak!:
After a harsh winter in parts of the country, spring is finally on the horizon. Make the choice to take some stress out of spring cleaning and bring in the professionals for heavy-duty projects. Create a spring cleaning checklist and get all those home-related tasks off the list, and allow more time to focus on you and your family! Use Valpak to help find deals for items that linger on my “to-do” list, like painting, carpet cleaning and landscaping. Many of us feel inclined to do these projects ourselves, but most of the time, it could be better suited for a professional. Simply mowing the lawn is not the same as repairing a broken garage door! Ladies, take time for yourself to get refreshed for the season ahead. Valpak offers deals in local cities ranging from massages and manicures, for much needed pampering and spring renewal. With Valpak, it’s easy to save money, time and feel empowered this spring. Visit Valpak.com to search for a variety of home and service deals in your city, and download the mobile app for access to coupons anywhere, any time.

Family Favorites:
We’ve rounded up some of the best foods your family is sure to add to their favorites list if they aren’t already on there! Taste the difference of Barilla Sauce and learn how to make a difference when you buy a jar. Cheer On Reading!: Find story books inside specially-marked boxes of Cheerios(TM) cereal and visit cheerios.com/cheeronreading to find fun family activities. America’s beloved Welch’s Fruit Snacks are the perfect treat to add to your lunchbox or after-school snack. For more info, visit welchsfruitsnacks.com. Soy is heart healthy and a lean protein with almost no fat. Quick, healthy delicious Tofu is so versatile, you can make it your own!

Spring Fitness:
As the weather heats up, so do schedules for busy families and people on the go. But even if time is tight, the time is right for reaching nutrition and fitness goals and achieving a sense of lifestyle balance. Nutrition expert Heather Bauer shared her fresh take on Spring wellness!

Virgin Mobile:
Virgin Mobile USA’s no-contract Broadband2Go devices are perfect for periodic Internet needs: business trips, vacations, campus living, the beach, anywhere in the U.S. With the NETGEAR Mingle Mobile Hotspot you can easily connect up to 10 wireless devices simultaneously. For more information, visit virginmobileusa.com.

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April 9, 2014

Expedia Travel Tips
More than ever, our smartphones are becoming more essential in our travels; we use our phones to explore travel options, book the trip, travel on the trip with our tickets and directions, entertain us with video and music for the ride, and capture the trip through photos. So, now one travel essential, the Expedia app has launched “Media Lounge” which is filled with apps to help enrich your trip!

Mommy Must-Haves
Lifestyle Expert, Amy Goodman, gave us her must haves for mom and the whole family!

Products For Your Home
Better homes and gardens has released their 6th annual best new product award winners for 2014. We found out which favorite beauty, health and personal care products made the list!
bhg.com, brandspark.ca

Take The Vacation Challenge
If you’re looking for a little happiness boost, the solution may be as simple as a great vacay! We got some travel therapy tips and hot trends for summer vacations from Travel Expert, Karen Schaler!

Learn To Thrive
Most people define success through money and power, but are those two things enough? Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder explores the concept of living for more than just money and power. For Arianna, this concept became clear in 2007, when she found herself with a broken cheekbone and a gash over her eye- all from a fall caused from exhaustion and lack of sleep.
Click here to enter to win her book now!

Tax Break Getaways
Taxpayers have put in the work; now it’s time to reap the benefits. With more than 74% of all federal tax returns resulting in a refund, what better reward for taxpayers than a tax refund trip? To help travelers choose a destination using their tax refund dollars, Expedia.com has created a simple, fun tool to help travelers figure out where to go with their tax refund check. Go expedia.com/takeatrip, enter the amount of the tax refund (or travel budget) and the ‘Take a trip’ tool will pop up a map showing just how far that refund will get them, with hotel and flight packages to destinations around the world.

This spring, Kohl’s has all the key trend pieces to help update looks and wardrobes for both women and men, without breaking the bank. Re-vamp the closet with affordable items from Kohl’s exclusive brands – LC Lauren Conrad, Rock & Republic and Marc Anthony. Shop Kohl’s and Kohls.com this season!

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April 8, 2014

Celebrating Iconic Brands
From hair care to skincare, makeup and more–Star Mag’s Cheryl Kramer Kaye shared with us the best brands in the biz…the iconic legends that have stood the test of time!
noxzema.com, dove. us, vidalsasson.com

International Door Association
Does your home have a garage? Does the door creak, squeak or groan when you open or close it? It may be time to repair! We got some tips on how to maintain our garage and what signs to look out for when it comes to needing repair from President of the International Door Association, Bill Gibson!

Cruise With The Stews
It’s Travel Tuesday, and this week, the Savvy Stews traded in their wings and took a trip on the open sea! We got a recap of their exclusive Savvy Stews Cruise!

From The Farm To You
AVEENO® knows that in today’s society, we are all about taking items from the farm to table, so they’ve instilled that same thought process into their products utilizing items like oats and soy to give you the best products for your skin!

Detox Your Home
Just in time for earth day, we are getting help detoxing our homes with some ways to clean and green our routines. Green design expert Jennifer Farrell gave us the scoop!
tomsofmaine.com, amana.com, staples.com

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day
Thirty-five years ago, Ben & Jerry decided to thank the public for helping them stay in business by thanking their “fans” with a free scoop of ice cream.. So April 8th has become the tradition for the brand to thank the fans! Scoop Shops around the world will be dishing out free cups and cones to say thank you and this year they’re looking to scoop out more than 1 million scoops. Find a location near you at BenJerry.com.

Now + Here  is a new shop at Sears offering the hottest and latest must-have fashion trends at incredibly affordable prices. The shop is designed for style-conscious, fashion forward girls. New product will arrive every month, providing shoppers immediate access to emerging trends.  The launch kicks off with a first of its kind virtual fashion event and a live chat that will be hosted by TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet. The event will go live on April 14th at 9 pm EDT so make sure to register now at SearsSpringFashion.com! Now + Here will be available in stores and on Sears.com and ShopYourWay.com.

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April 7, 2014

Surviving Allergy Season
SHAPE Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Bahar Takhtehchian gave us the must-have guide to surviving the dreaded allergy season.
visine.com, nasacort.com, allegra.com

What’s New Dr. Frank
We got a visit from Dr. Frank to learn about the latest in tech for all ages!
KorusSound.com, loksak.com, BITSLTD.net, SereneInnovations.com, TEXTBUSTER.com

Protect Your Pets
The Farmer’s Almanac confirms nearly 95 percent of the United States will have warmer than average temperatures this Spring and Summer. And this early start to the warm months could spell trouble for pet owners trying to protect their four legged friends from flea and tick infestations. In as little as one month, just ten adult female fleas can produce nearly 10,000 eggs, falling off of your pets, invading your home, and putting your whole family at risk. Consult your veterinarian for health issues. But for flea and tick control, you can confidently take care of this yourself with the help of Adam’s products.

Tax Season Tips
Tax time is here, and many of us don’t know where to begin. Whether you are an individual or family tax-payer, a self- employed professional or leading a small business – we all have many of the same questions. Best-selling author and small business tax expert Barbara Weltman shared some of her top tax tips.
carbonite.com, dell.com

Doing Game Day Right
The Final Four is just days away and every college basketball fan will be glued to their brackets on their quest for perfection. With the tournament now under way, we caught up with NCAA and NBA legend, Clyde Drexler, to see how he and LG are teaming up to “Do Game Day Right.

Liberty Tax Service
Taxes don’t have to be taxing! At Liberty Tax Service, their educated professionals can help you file your taxes quickly and accurately. They make taxes fun! To find a location near you, visit their web site LibertyTax.com or call 1-866-871-1040.

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